The Magic, The Mom, And The Marathon
I ran a HALF MARATHON! Me: a 40 “something” mom of four. Yes, I did! This wasn’t just your run of the mill 13.1 miles though; there were pirates, princes and princesses, castles, music, and MAGIC, and I mean true magic in so many different ways.
This year was my second year running the Disney Princess Half Marathon. The first year I didn’t know what to expect, the farthest I had ever run up until then was three miles here, five miles there; nothing even close to 13 miles! About a month before that race I injured my shoulder and my training suffered. Still, I was determined to participate in the race. And I did. I finished and it was hot and hard and I was so focused on just finishing that I didn’t fully enjoy the experience. This time around it was much different. My focus was on having fun and boy, did I ever. Fun running 13.1 miles you ask? Well, here’s where that magic I was telling you about comes in…